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Feeling pressure below stomach when standing, sitting and walking. Vomiting yellow stuff. No good bowel. What to do?

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Well standin up,sitting down,walking all have some preassure right below my belly button.puking once a day yellow stuff.have not had a good bowel in 3 days.
Posted Tue, 23 Jul 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
 
 
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 46 minutes later
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Such symptoms can be caused by umbilical hernia which has stuck. There should be present some lump in the area of belly button. The pain should get worse while coughing, lifting heavy objects. You may try to press this area to find out if there is a lump out there.
Please also check if the pain is worse when releasing the hand pressure from this area. If yes, abdominal cavity inflammation is present.

Other possible reasons of your symptoms are gastrointestinal infection, gallstones, partial bowels obstruction due to inflammatory bowels disease.
In case of an infection, fever should be also present.
Bowels obstruction should give cramping, bloated abdomen, lack of gas.

I suggest you to visit your doctor right away. Abdominal ultrasound, abdominal X-ray and blood work should be done at first.

Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions.
Regards.
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Follow-up: Feeling pressure below stomach when standing, sitting and walking. Vomiting yellow stuff. No good bowel. What to do? 1 minute later
Well i will tell you further what happened,Wednesday night i was eating alot of chinese food,alot.Well like 5 mins later my stomach started hurting,and was getting hot and cold flashes,stomach pain,well i have been pooping but way way less then normal the past 2 days,and throwing up once or twice a day.just alot of preasure to stand and sit sometimes,but like a 5 pain level,just sucks lol,never felt anything like this.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 40 minutes later
OK, this makes things much different. You have diagnosed yourself correctly. The food has caused your symptoms. Gastrointestinal infection due to food poisoning is a very common reason of such symptoms. Stomach irritation could be also triggered by the food.

Please note that intestines are covered with "good" bacteria. This bacteria are extremely important for proper bowels function and protect intestines from the bad bacteria. Due to food poisoning this good bacteria are replaced by bad bacteria. This bacteria can cause all mentioned by you symptoms.

Now to recover from such infection, you need to restore good bacteria. To do that, you should have mild diet for few days (avoid fatty foods, fried foods, spicy foods, alcohol, coffee), and start taking probiotic 3x1. Hot tea (can be with peppermint) is also a good idea to improve bowels condition.
Such treatment should help in a few days. If not, than you should see a doctor.

Hope this will help.
Regards.
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Follow-up: Feeling pressure below stomach when standing, sitting and walking. Vomiting yellow stuff. No good bowel. What to do? 3 minutes later
What type of probiotic would you suggest over the counter,and thanks alot you have been helpful.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 2 hours later
Any OTC probiotic will be good. All available probiotics are proven to be effective. Moreover, intestinal bacteria are present in the yogurts as well. So even yogurts will be fine. So the type of probiotic is not important.

Hope this will help.
Regards.
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Follow-up: Feeling pressure below stomach when standing, sitting and walking. Vomiting yellow stuff. No good bowel. What to do? 3 hours later
Well the pills helped i got culturelle it actually started helping alittle right away,but the yogurt came right back up,my body does not want to ingest anything right now lol.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 6 hours later
So just have probiotic and avoid foods which cause a nausea. It should take a day or two for the symptoms to go away.

Regards.
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Follow-up: Feeling pressure below stomach when standing, sitting and walking. Vomiting yellow stuff. No good bowel. What to do? 3 days later
Hey DOC,I quit well the sickness i talked to you about,well i am a smoke and through being sick and coughing weird stuff up,when i got better i still didnt smoke just decided to quit,well its been 6 days,and i went and got a hair cut came home to wash my hair then my side right side started hurting,well i think its my lung,it is not a huge pain or a sharp pain just annoying cause you know its there,so is that normal are my lungs just cleaning out,cause everytime i cought i want to vomit.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 23 minutes later
Hello!

Nice to hear that you are better.
When the cough is strong enough, it stimulates vomiting. So this is very normal thing. However, cough and lung pain are not normal thing even when quitting smoking. As you have been vomiting recently (due to your stomach infection), some part of this vomits could get aspirated to the lungs. If so, an inflammation of the lung could appear.

It is advisable to visit your doctor and have physical examination (check up with stethoscope) to make sure antibiotics are not necessary.

Hope this will help.
Regards.
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Follow-up: Feeling pressure below stomach when standing, sitting and walking. Vomiting yellow stuff. No good bowel. What to do? 4 minutes later
Thats true,well doc i have always had problems with my gag reflexes,so like coughing to strong i will vomit,I have so many weird things about me,i am just a stickler,i wish you were my doc in real life,i have problems with trusting,so it takes me forever to find a barber ha,i just got my hair cut today finally after two years.but yea i feel that we could get along better then most screw up doctors that do not care anymore.

Well im sorry i will say that again,i had the little pain,and instantly i was like kindney failure lol,but then realized it was my right lung,so i started coughing to push whatever out,so i puked.But after that,i felt really good.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 1 hour later
If you are absolutely certain that this is your lung, you should have it checked with stethoscope.
It is possible that gallstones pain can simulate lung pain. It gives upper right abdominal (or lower right ribs pain) which radiates to the back. Nausea is quite characteristic.
If you are really not like to go to the doctor lets try this:
- put your one hand on the lower right ribs (while laying down) and knock this hand with another hand - if this causes the pain in this area, gallstones are quite possible
- take a deep breath and see if this causes any pain or cough - if so, lungs inflammation is more possible

I really would like you to visit a doctor. It seems that it wont go away without medical help. Maybe there is a doctor who you can trust.

Regards.
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Follow-up: Feeling pressure below stomach when standing, sitting and walking. Vomiting yellow stuff. No good bowel. What to do? 22 hours later
No pain doing that,pain is only here when i puke,its hard to tell where the pain is,but its not even a pain.


 
 
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 32 minutes later
Pain while puking is a normal thing. The stomach and esophagus needs to generate really strong cramp to evacuate the food. So maybe its just puking pain. And puking is caused by coughing due to lungs infection.

If you have no pain right now and the symptoms are gone, there is nothing to worry about.
If your pain is still there, please visit a doctor and have at least physical examination.

Regards.
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